Inez Fung

Member, Science and Security Board

Inez Fung is a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. Her pioneering study of the global carbon cycle using a global three-dimensional model of atmospheric circulation proposed that the terrestrial biosphere of the northern hemisphere could also be a significant sink, in addition to the oceans, for anthropogenic CO2. She was the US lead for the 2014 joint NAS-Royal Society study “Climate Change: Evidence and Causes” and its 2020 update. Fung is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences; a foreign member of the Royal Society, London; and a member of Academia Sinica (Taiwan). Among her other honors are the Roger Revelle Medal from the American Geophysical Union and the C.G. Rossby Research Medal from the American Meteorological Society.